Manufacturer–retailer collaboration in the supply chain: Empirical evidence from the Greek food sector

Vlachos, Ilias P. and Bourlakis, Michael A. and Karalis, Vassilis (2008) Manufacturer–retailer collaboration in the supply chain: Empirical evidence from the Greek food sector. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 11 (4). pp. 267-277. ISSN 1367-5567. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675560701768517

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine collaboration between food manufacturers and retailers and compare their motivation to collaborate the possible areas for collaboration and the preferred type of collaboration. Using a large quantitative sample of the Greek food sector, we compare and contrast what triggers retailers and manufacturers to get involved in long-term collaboration.We also compare the types of collaboration favoured by each group and illustrate the factors which influence the favoured type of collaboration for both manufacturers and retailers. Results show that the type of collaboration preferred is related strongly to specific factors, such as physical distribution management, trust and commitment to collaboration, and effective information management, with the last one commanding an increased role in the years to come. Another key finding is that transaction collaboration is the preferred collaboration type for these chain members.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 13:00
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 14:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25589 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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